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    Salsa delgado cross rim---Min tire width?

    my fixie is almost complete. prolly the last question:

    for a 18mm inner width rim like delgado cross, what's the minimum recommended tire width? i have 23c on there right now but i'm thinking about 25 or 28c. anyone got experience with 23c+delgado X? any problems?

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    23, 25 would be OK. I doubt I would use smaller than 28.
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    No problems...

    Quote Originally Posted by weather
    my fixie is almost complete. prolly the last question:

    for a 18mm inner width rim like delgado cross, what's the minimum recommended tire width? i have 23c on there right now but i'm thinking about 25 or 28c. anyone got experience with 23c+delgado X? any problems?
    But as Shig said, I don't see why you wouldn't just run a 28mm. I never felt more drag, but I certainly feel the comfort difference with the wider tire.

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    A guideline I use is to multiply the inner width by 1.4 so the smallest tire I would use on that rim would be a 25. I am sure you would be fine with the 23 also, I agree with others if it fits in the frame I would just run the 28 s

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    I agree with shiggy

    I have them as my road wheels for my bike. 28 is perfect

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    28mm is the way to go.

    My buddy who works at Surly once told be 28mm is the minimum. I also ride nothing skinnyer than a 28mm. Comfort is what it's all about for me. They still feel fast anyway.

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    23mm makes a lot of sense...over 25mph, when aerodynamics really kick in.
    I prefer 28mm as a minimum now (Ruffy Tuffy, looking at much cheaper Bonty Racelite 28mm), and I wouldn't use narrower on the Salsa.
    If the Racelites are identical in construction for 28mm as the 23mm, there's theories the 28mm's would actually roll better. For anything slower than perfect tarmac, I definately thing it is. But then...is speed a factor on a fixie? On my SS Cross-Check, I totally love the Conti SportContact 38's. Fast, smooth, grippy. Might help you get some ground clearance if you can use it.

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    thanks for the replies. 23c vs 25c and 28c is really a matter of using what i already have vs buying new. this fixie has a lot less tire clearance than i imagined, so 28c is probably the fattest it will take without me worrying about tire rubbing.

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